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Ellen Laipson's Op-ed in World Politics Review on Iran and Trump

The one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear agreement’s implementation on Monday—combined with Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees last week and the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Jan.

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Yun Sun quoted in Voice of America on Technology in the South China Sea

China has taken a wide technological lead to help bolster its control over much of Asia’s most contested tract of sea, an advantage that analysts say will help keep less equipped countries away from Beijing’s massive maritime claims. -snip-

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Ellen Laipson's Op-ed in World Politics Review on National Intelligence Council

This week, the National Intelligence Council released its quadrennial report about global trends, and it’s a sober read. Governance is getting harder, and the nature of power is changing.

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Rachel Stohl interviewed in BBC on US Drone Program

When Donald Trump takes office, he will inherit sweeping powers to kill terrorists and militants. And he is likely to do it by deploying what the US Air Force call Remotely Piloted Aircraft, but which go by a more common name - drones.

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William Reinsch quoted in Morning Consult on Commerce Department

The people holding the three major trade-related positions in the incoming Trump administration will help form a barrier between the president-elect and trade enthusiasts in other economic appointments, according to several analysts. -snip-

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